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Limehouse Golem (The)

UK, English, 109 mins

  • Director: Juan Carlos Medina
  • Writer: Jane Goldman; Peter Ackroyd
  • Producer: Michael S. Constable; Jane Goldman

CGiii Comment

Here's an atmospheric and well-crafted film that seems to have evaded all LGBT media coverage!!!

And, yet...it is as 'LGBT' as you can get!

Bill Nighy is a gay detective, Daniel Mays is a gay constable...there's drag, there's cross-dressing...there are a series of grizzily murders!!!

Obviously, restricted by budget...Juan Carlos Medina has managed to create a Victorian London that is as unwelcoming as it is stylised...full credit must go to the production design team.

The Limehouse Golem twists and turns from beginning to end...red herrings and theatricality will keep you glued to the screen...

Deft and eerie...with a couple of bent coppers! What more do you want?!?!


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.

Cast & Characters

Douglas Booth as Dan Leno;
Olivia Cooke as Lizzie Cree;
Sam Reid as John Cree;
Maria Valverde as Aveline Ortega;
Daniel Mays as George Flood;
Bill Nighy as John Kildare;
Peter Sullivan as Inspector Roberts;
Michael Jenn as News Reporter;
Daniel Cerqueira as Evening Post Reporter;
Patrick Durham as Elderly Man;
Louisa-May Parker as Mrs. Gerrard;
Adam Brown as Mr. Gerrard;
Nicholas Woodeson as Toby Dosett;
Paul Ritter as Augustus Rowley;
Mark Tandy as Judge

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